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Thread started 01/15/21 1:26am

lukita

In A Large Room With No light

Dear everyone, I'd like to talk about this song that has driven me crazy for a very long time now.

It is certainly one of the most perfect unreleased song ever.

Even though I've listened to it thousand time, my french ears are still not sure of the lyrics and the one I found on the net don't please me.

I'd like to have the opinion of english, american, australian..... people.

If you have another title in mind for the best unrealed song, don't hesitate to share it with me.

Thank U

Peace

L.

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Reply #1 posted 01/15/21 3:07am

TheEnglishGent

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It would be helpful if you posted the lyric you aren't sure of.

RIP sad
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Reply #2 posted 01/15/21 4:16am

sulls

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https://prince.org/msg/7/383025

[Edited 1/15/21 4:21am]

"I like to watch."
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Reply #3 posted 01/15/21 6:11am

Vannormal

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What would we be without Peter Sellers. smile

thx

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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves.
And wiser people so full of doubts"
(Bertrand Russsell 1872-1972)
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Reply #4 posted 01/15/21 11:20am

TrivialPursuit

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Lana drew a picture in school 2day
One that made her mother cry
A picture of a woman with a drink in her hand
Standing by a child with no eyes
Washington reaction based upon revenge
Babies blown 2 kingdom come
Damn the logic
Cartoon characters look better when they're on the run
Danny dropped the dime on his girlfriend
He said he didn't wanna go 2 jail alone
The seed lives in the same mind
With the thought that says we all should be stoned
And people lookin' 4 angels in the sky
Whenever they're broken-hearted
Love is grown, seeds are sown
A fire don't burn unless it's started

Did U ever feel that life was like lookin' 4 a penny
In a large room with no light?
A sophisticated man reduced 2 company in no-win situations
That aren't right

Every time U wake up there's a little motherfucker
Talkin' big stuff in your face (Are U happy?)
U only get the kind of people that open their mouth just 2 swap feet
Welcome 2 the rat race

Did U ever feel that life was like lookin' 4 a penny
In a large room with no light?
A sophisticated man reduced 2 company in no-win situations
That aren't right

Oh, if U could just pass your history class
Maybe life would be alright
Until then U'll be lookin' 4 a penny
In a large room with no light

Yeah!

Life {repeat 2 fade}

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #5 posted 01/15/21 11:50am

mikeallsopp

TrivialPursuit said:

Lana drew a picture in school 2day
One that made her mother cry
A picture of a woman with a drink in her hand
Standing by a child with no eyes
Washington reaction based upon revenge
Babies blown 2 kingdom come
Damn the logic
Cartoon characters look better when they're on the run
Danny dropped the dime on his girlfriend
He said he didn't wanna go 2 jail alone
The seed lives in the same mind
With the thought that says we all should be stoned
And people lookin' 4 angels in the sky
Whenever they're broken-hearted
Love is grown, seeds are sown
A fire don't burn unless it's started

Did U ever feel that life was like lookin' 4 a penny
In a large room with no light?
A sophisticated man reduced 2 company in no-win situations
That aren't right

Every time U wake up there's a little motherfucker
Talkin' big stuff in your face (Are U happy?)
U only get the kind of people that open their mouth just 2 swap feet
Welcome 2 the rat race

Did U ever feel that life was like lookin' 4 a penny
In a large room with no light?
A sophisticated man reduced 2 company in no-win situations
That aren't right

Oh, if U could just pass your history class
Maybe life would be alright
Until then U'll be lookin' 4 a penny
In a large room with no light

Yeah!

Life {repeat 2 fade}

i think the line 'U only get the kind of people that open their mouth just 2 swap feet' should read 'U only get the kind of people that open their mouth just 2 swap expletives'

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Reply #6 posted 01/15/21 12:02pm

Revolution81

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mikeallsopp said:

i think the line 'U only get the kind of people that open their mouth just 2 swap feet' should read 'U only get the kind of people that open their mouth just 2 swap expletives'

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It's "...Swallow Feet" ie someone who puts their foot in their mouth everytime they speak

What's the use in half a story, half a dream
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Reply #7 posted 01/15/21 6:13pm

TrivialPursuit

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mikeallsopp said:

I think the line 'U only get the kind of people that open their mouth just 2 swap feet' should read 'U only get the kind of people that open their mouth just 2 swap expletives'


Why? That doesn't make sense, but putting your foot in your mouth does.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #8 posted 01/16/21 4:12am

lukita

Thank U all for your answers.

My french ears thought it was for the chorus

A sophisticated mass-produced cacophony of no-win situations
That aren't right?

Which made sense actually with the lyrics

Peace
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Reply #9 posted 01/16/21 4:54am

SchlomoThaHomo

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TrivialPursuit said:

Lana drew a picture in school 2day
One that made her mother cry
A picture of a woman with a drink in her hand
Standing by a child with no eyes
Washington reaction based upon revenge
Babies blown 2 kingdom come
Damn the logic
Cartoon characters look better when they're on the run
Danny dropped the dime on his girlfriend
He said he didn't wanna go 2 jail alone
The seed lives in the same mind
With the thought that says we all should be stoned
And people lookin' 4 angels in the sky
Whenever they're broken-hearted
Love is grown, seeds are sown
A fire don't burn unless it's started

Did U ever feel that life was like lookin' 4 a penny
In a large room with no light?
A sophisticated, mass-produced cacophony of no-win situations
That aren't right

Every time U wake up there's another motherfucker
Talkin' plenty stuff in your face (Are U happy?)
U only get the kind of people that open their mouth just 2 swallow feet
Welcome 2 the rat race

Did U ever feel that life was like lookin' 4 a penny
In a large room with no light?
A sophisticated, mass-produced cacophony of no-win situations
That aren't right

Oh, if U could just pass your history class
Maybe life would be alright
Until then U'll be lookin' 4 a penny
In a large room with no light

Yeah!

Life {repeat 2 fade}



[Edited 1/17/21 5:58am]

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #10 posted 01/16/21 2:57pm

Dandroppedadim
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Dandroppedadime
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Reply #11 posted 01/16/21 3:04pm

MinorG

I agree that it sounds like a mass produced cacophony of no win situations that aren't right , and I'm not even French

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Reply #12 posted 01/17/21 6:00am

SchlomoThaHomo

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MinorG said:

I agree that it sounds like a mass produced cacophony of no win situations that aren't right , and I'm not even French


Yea it's definitely that. I didn't even notice it in TrivialPursuit's lyrics. Probably the coolest lyric in the whole thing imo.

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #13 posted 01/17/21 2:51pm

TheEnglishGent

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lukita said:

Thank U all for your answers. My french ears thought it was for the chorus A sophisticated mass-produced cacophony of no-win situations That aren't right? Which made sense actually with the lyrics Peace


It is, you heard it right.

RIP sad
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Reply #14 posted 01/17/21 3:52pm

Mindbells9

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lukita said:

Thank U all for your answers.

My french ears thought it was for the chorus

A sophisticated mass-produced cacophony of no-win situations
That aren't right?

Which made sense actually with the lyrics

Peace


Prince clearly says this on the Montreux 2009 shows, but there people who still argue with me that he says "sophisticated man reduced.."
lol
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Reply #15 posted 01/17/21 5:15pm

EddieC

Other than needing to change "swallow feet" back to "swap feet" it looks good. These people stick their foot in their mouths so much that they just switch back and forth with everything they say. Can't find it in the later versions, but it certainly sounds like "swap" rest "feet" to me on SOTT Deluxe.

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Reply #16 posted 01/18/21 4:28am

sulls

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EddieC said:

Other than needing to change "swallow feet" back to "swap feet" it looks good. These people stick their foot in their mouths so much that they just switch back and forth with everything they say. Can't find it in the later versions, but it certainly sounds like "swap" rest "feet" to me on SOTT Deluxe.

Me too. "Swap feet".

"I like to watch."
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Reply #17 posted 01/18/21 11:12am

RJOrion

SchlomoThaHomo said:



TrivialPursuit said:


Lana drew a picture in school 2day
One that made her mother cry
A picture of a woman with a drink in her hand
Standing by a child with no eyes
Washington reaction based upon revenge
Babies blown 2 kingdom come
Damn the logic
Cartoon characters look better when they're on the run
Danny dropped the dime on his girlfriend
He said he didn't wanna go 2 jail alone
The seed lives in the same mind
With the thought that says we all should be stoned
And people lookin' 4 angels in the sky
Whenever they're broken-hearted
Love is grown, seeds are sown
A fire don't burn unless it's started


Did U ever feel that life was like lookin' 4 a penny
In a large room with no light?
A sophisticated, mass-produced cacophony of no-win situations
That aren't right


Every time U wake up there's another motherfucker
Talkin' plenty stuff in your face (Are U happy?)
U only get the kind of people that open their mouth just 2 swallow feet
Welcome 2 the rat race


Did U ever feel that life was like lookin' 4 a penny
In a large room with no light?
A sophisticated, mass-produced cacophony of no-win situations
That aren't right


Oh, if U could just pass your history class
Maybe life would be alright
Until then U'll be lookin' 4 a penny
In a large room with no light


Yeah!


Life {repeat 2 fade}






[Edited 1/17/21 5:58am]



..i always thought he was saying:

"Every time U wake up there's another motherfucker
Talkin' crazy stuff in your face.."

other than that, i hear what you hear
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Reply #18 posted 01/18/21 2:30pm

SchlomoThaHomo

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sulls said:

EddieC said:

Other than needing to change "swallow feet" back to "swap feet" it looks good. These people stick their foot in their mouths so much that they just switch back and forth with everything they say. Can't find it in the later versions, but it certainly sounds like "swap" rest "feet" to me on SOTT Deluxe.

Me too. "Swap feet".


It's very faint, but you can hear the second syllable of "swallow."

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #19 posted 01/18/21 2:33pm

SchlomoThaHomo

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RJOrion said:

SchlomoThaHomo said:



[Edited 1/17/21 5:58am]

..i always thought he was saying: "Every time U wake up there's another motherfucker Talkin' crazy stuff in your face.." other than that, i hear what you hear


I'm hearing "plenty." Compare it with how he sings "See my brother talkin' plenty head," in Daddy Pop.

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #20 posted 01/19/21 2:14am

EnDoRpHn

SchlomoThaHomo said:



MinorG said:


I agree that it sounds like a mass produced cacophony of no win situations that aren't right , and I'm not even French





Yea it's definitely that. I didn't even notice it in TrivialPursuit's lyrics. Probably the coolest lyric in the whole thing imo.



I’m pretty sure he says “AMP-produced cacophony of misheard mistaken lyrics that aren’t right....”
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Reply #21 posted 01/19/21 5:43am

sulls

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EnDoRpHn said:

SchlomoThaHomo said:


Yea it's definitely that. I didn't even notice it in TrivialPursuit's lyrics. Probably the coolest lyric in the whole thing imo.

I’m pretty sure he says “AMP-produced cacophony of misheard mistaken lyrics that aren’t right....”

lol

"I like to watch."
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Reply #22 posted 01/19/21 11:15am

LILpoundCAKE

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EnDoRpHn said:

SchlomoThaHomo said:


Yea it's definitely that. I didn't even notice it in TrivialPursuit's lyrics. Probably the coolest lyric in the whole thing imo.

I’m pretty sure he says “AMP-produced cacophony of misheard mistaken lyrics that aren’t right....”


Oh, if U could just pass VanHemelen's class,
maybe life would be alright

music

If U're lookin 4 dirt look in Ur own back yard - Plant some Peace Flowers in Ur warzone so I can fire my bodyguards.
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Reply #23 posted 01/23/21 3:46pm

EddieC

SchlomoThaHomo said:

sulls said:

Me too. "Swap feet".


It's very faint, but you can hear the second syllable of "swallow."

I'm still not hearing it... I'll listen with something on my ears later, but I'm still hearing an actual "p" stop. Now, it's possible I'm hearing it because I want to hear it. Maybe I'll make my wife use her ears, since she has no expectation either way.

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Reply #24 posted 01/23/21 6:55pm

Purplegarden

As a New Zealander, I can say I love it too. Had it on various bootlegs and its great to finally see an official release and remastered, despite some of the boots having great versions.

Totally worth importing the set for.

I got plenty good loving for ya baby
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Reply #25 posted 01/23/21 8:10pm

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

sulls said:

Me too. "Swap feet".


It's very faint, but you can hear the second syllable of "swallow."


There is not, and never has been, a term called "swallowing feet."

It's "swap."

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Reply #26 posted 01/24/21 3:50am

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TheBigBang said:

SchlomoThaHomo said:


It's very faint, but you can hear the second syllable of "swallow."


There is not, and never has been, a term called "swallowing feet."

It's "swap."

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There has never been a term called "swap feet" either.

Swallowing feet refers to putting your foot in your mouth. opening your mouth just to change your shoes or move from one foot to the other makes no sense

Its Swallow

What's the use in half a story, half a dream
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Reply #27 posted 01/24/21 8:18am

SchlomoThaHomo

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Revolution81 said:

TheBigBang said:


There is not, and never has been, a term called "swallowing feet."

It's "swap."

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There has never been a term called "swap feet" either.

Swallowing feet refers to putting your foot in your mouth. opening your mouth just to change your shoes or move from one foot to the other makes no sense

Its Swallow


And it makes sense coming after the line that precedes it, "Every time you wake up there's another motherfucker talkin' plenty stuff in your face." All of these people talking shit who end up putting their foots in their mouths.


[Edited 1/24/21 8:20am]

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #28 posted 01/24/21 8:46am

soladeo1

The re-recording he did with John Blackwell, Renato, etc...

I actually prefer this version over the original!!!

Sacrilege???
[Edited 1/24/21 8:47am]
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Reply #29 posted 01/28/21 8:06pm

EddieC

Revolution81 said:

TheBigBang said:


There is not, and never has been, a term called "swallowing feet."

It's "swap."

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There has never been a term called "swap feet" either.

Swallowing feet refers to putting your foot in your mouth. opening your mouth just to change your shoes or move from one foot to the other makes no sense

Its Swallow

But the phrase is "put your foot in your mouth" or "stick your foot in your mouth"--I have never heard "swallow feet." Yes, these people put their foot in their mouths, then, in the very next thing they say, they've done it again, and stuck their other foot in their mouth. They're swapping feet, switching one for the other, in their mouths.

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